Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges April 2021                        Pp.55-67
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid.4

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EFL Students Affective Attitudes towards Distance E-Learning Based on Moodle Platform during the Covid-19the Pandemic: Perspectives from Dr. MoulayTahar University of Saida, Algeria 

Djamel BENADLA
Department of English Language and Literature
Saida University, Algeria
Corresponding Author:dbenadla@yahoo.com

 Mohamed HADJI
Department of English Language and Literature
Saida University, Algeria

 

Recived:  3/1/2021                     Accepted:  4/1/2021                  Published: 4/26/2021

 

Abstract:
The practice of the online learning system in Algeria is novel. However, with the spread of Covid 19, Algerian universities have been compelled to undertake remote and digital teaching. The University of Dr. MoulayTahar in Saida has arbitrarily hastened in implementing E-learning as an alternative teaching measure to maintain both positive educational outcomes and keep students safe and healthy. This research purports to examine how the University of Dr. MoulayTahar in Saida has used Moodle platform to facilitate the teaching process during the Covid 19. This paper, therefore, stresses the issues of distance e-learning that challenge both teachers and students alike. The researchers attempt to answer the following question: What are the affective attitudes of EFL students towards distance learning assisted with Moodle Platform during the Coronavirus? To supply an adequate answer to the raised question, the researchers have selected a sample of 157 participants. The researchers collected data through a questionnaire and delivered copies to the participants. The findings revealed that both the teachers and the learners were not well prepared for an online learning experience. That there are more disadvantages than advantages. The results of the research conveyed that the technical skills, the teachers’ lack of experience as well as the social situation of the students have made E. learning a complex process. The analysis also revealed that Master students have negative attitudes towards e-learning, and they would prefer face-to-face interaction in the classroom and handouts more than virtual learning.
Keywords: Covid-19 pandemic, distance – learning, Dr. MoulayTahar University, e-learning, Moodle platform, EFL students’ attitudes

Cite as: BENADLA, D., &HADJI, M. (2021). EFL Students Affective Attitudes towards Distance E-Learning Based on Moodle Platform during the Covid-19the Pandemic: Perspectives from Dr. MoulayTahar University of Saida, Algeria.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ)
Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges
(1). 55-67.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid.4

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Djamel BENADLA is a senior lecturer of literature, American Civilization, and critical literary theories at the University of Dr. MoulayTahar in Saida, Algeria. He is a researcher in critical theories, works of literature, and history. His doctoral research addresses identity in ethnic American fiction. He is the author of a series of articles notably about the theatre of the Absurd.https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5781-3633

Mohamed HADJI is an associate professor at the University of Dr. MoulayTahar in Saida, Algeria. He is a very keen to conduct different kinds of scientific research in different fields, especially teaching English for Business and Economics. He is interested in written expression, oral expression, grammar and English for specific purposes. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9794-9244